Night a real tweet for #LouthChat!

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS - By ALI­SON COMYN

THE sec­ond #LouthChat Tweetup held in the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings of No. Three Old Bar & Restau­rant re­cently was a re­sound­ing suc­cess, with many busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions from all over the county gath­er­ing to net­work.

The group has been gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity in buck­et­loads since it started al­most four years ago, and ev­ery Tues­day night, they light up Twit­ter be­tween 8pm and 9pm, con­nect­ing lo­cal en­trepreneurs.

Ini­ti­ated by Mau­reen Ward in De­cem­ber 2014, it has its own Twit­ter ac­count @ LouthChat and peo­ple can also get their tweets retweeted by us­ing the #LouthChat hash­tag dur­ing the week, as retweets are sent out to over 10,000 more fol­low­ers by team #LouthChat.

For ex­am­ple, a re­cent Star­biz (fea­tured busi­ness) had a reach of 172,000. 67 dif­fer­ent in­di­vid­u­als par­tic­i­pated dur­ing the hour, gen­er­at­ing 3,300 tweets, reach­ing au­di­ences in Ire­land, the UK and US.

‘This is the sec­ond Tweet-up we’ve had (a Twit­ter Meet-up), and it was great for peo­ple to put faces to names they might only see on Twit­ter,” said Mau­reen.

“Those us­ing #LouthChat “get it” and they never for­get that busi­ness is about peo­ple and that those be­hind the Twit­ter ac­counts are also po­ten­tial clients.

There were 15 el­e­va­tor pitches at the event, with peo­ple like Carmel McCarthy EMS & As­so­ci­ates, Gráinne Ber­rill from the Louth Vol­un­teer Cen­tre, Jane Kerr from Me Time Train­ing, Ma­rina Brani­gan Brava Vir­tual, Ross Kenny Boyne Boats and Dave Ka­vanagh Fi­nan­cial Com­pan­ion mak­ing good use of two min­utes to pro­mote their ser­vices.

Sarah Gar­diner from Blue Duck Mar­ket­ing in Dun­leer was key­note speaker, and guests were all treated to lovely ap­pe­tis­ers cour­tesy of Wayne and Martina Fitz­patrick.

Any­one can join into the Louth Chat, any­time of the week, by adding #LouthChat to your tweet.

Damian and Pauline Clarke at the Tweetup

Jac­qui Taaffe at the Tweetup

Tweetup or­gan­iser Mau­reen Ward pic­tured with Wayne Fitzger­ald from No Three Old Bar and Restau­rant, Col­lon

Michael Ger­rard and Ross Kenny at the Tweetup

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